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Spring Training, Golf & More- Beautiful Lakefront with Boat & Resort Amenities-

Bedrooms 2
Space 153 m²
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Beautiful Villa - 2 Bedroom 2 Bath, single level with large lakeside decks

Smack in the middle of the Valley, our air-conditioned home is centrally located in one of the most desirable communities in the area, and is one of the rare rental homes directly on the water. The Lakes is the oldest community with a 'man made' lake in Arizona. The property is our primary residence and is only open for guests when we are traveling. We take extra care to present a special place for you to enjoy while in Arizona.

Centrally located in the city of Tempe, the property is a quick and easy drive to Phoenix, Scottsdale and surrounding areas. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, ASU (Arizona State University), Mill Ave, Tempe Town Lake, Old Town Scottsdale, Spring Training venues and many great golf courses are a 10 to 15 minute drive from the property. Easy freeway access (less than 1 mile). Walk or bicycle (we have 2) to grocery stores, restaurants, parks, retail shops, walking/biking paths and more. Great hiking trails & mountain bike trails are a ten minute drive from the property.

Recently remodeled, our home has a modern kitchen, with all the cooking utensils a chef could wish for, and luxurious bathrooms, both with rain-showers. It has a wonderful open floor plan with large sliding doors offering views of the lake. Everything you need is here for your enjoyment & use. We supply basic household needs (see in details below). This is our home when the property is not rented, & there are many items not generally found in 'rental only' properties. Our furnishings are unique and of high quality.

Private Community Clubhouse has outdoor Olympic size pool with lap lanes, jacuzzi, lighted outdoor tennis, basketball, volleyball and pickle-ball courts, toddler wading pool and playground. Inside there is a gym with great workout equipment, separate cardio room, handball courts, pool and pingpong table are available to use.

The lakefront decks (2 levels) allow for relaxing while you enjoy your morning coffee/breakfast or an evening BBQ. It's a great place to watch evening sunsets. For those cooler evenings, the gas fire-pit will keep you warm.

We continue to add more surprises for our guests and our repeat clients look forward to returning to see what 'new' things we have added.



**Secure, wireless, high speed Internet at no charge to renters.

**Wireless Printer

** Bedrooms are furnished with comfortable queen size beds, dresser and night stands.

** Down or down alternative comforters & pillows.

** High quality sheets & Turkish cotton towels.

**Flat screen 4K SmartTV, Blue-ray player, Direct TV, Hulu & Netflix in each bedroom..

**** Master suite opens onto the upper lakeside patio & has a water view and ensuite bath. Double sink vanity, granite countertop, large walk-in shower with hand held as well as rain shower options. Walk-in closet with built in dresser. Two comfortable reading chairs.

****Second, or guest bedroom, is on the opposite end of the Villa & away from the Master Suite for complete privacy. There is a small patio accessible from the bedroom sliding door. This bathroom has a large soaking tub with hand held & rain shower options, single vanity with marble countertop.

**Living room has vaulted ceilings with half moon windows and is open to the dining room (we call it the gathering room). It has a Flat screen, curved SmartTV. Leather sofa & love-seat offer comfortable seating for reading, watching TV or for great conversations. Large re-purposed coffee table is a great place to do puzzles or play board games (we have a few). Gas fireplace is great for when the weather is chilly and you want to the mood.

**Huge kitchen has high-end appliances (including Vita-mix, Nespresso machine, toaster oven, Kitchen-aid mixer, quality dishes, pots, pans & utensils).

****Depending on the time of year you can find fun & interesting fruit, vegetables, edible flowers & herbs in & around the property. These are organically grown & they are yours to enjoy!

**Front-loading (he) washer/dryer is energy efficient to use & we provide eco-friendly detergent for your use when you stay..


**16' pontoon boat with an electric motor comes with the rental(unless out for repair, which is rare).

**Large stainless steel propane BBQ grill on lakeside deck. Full tank of propane provided.

**Comfortable conversation chairs on the large upper deck. Propane fire-pit with full propane tank on arrival.

**Table with umbrella & seating for 4-6 on lower deck.

**Large pool towels & shower towels for use at the clubhouse.

**Bikes (2) available for guest to use.

**Swimming, unfortunately, is not allowed in the lake itself, but we are 2 short blocks to the clubhouse & the pool there is wonderful. Renters are expected to abide by HOA community rules(typical here) & we supply a copy for reference.


*This is a non-smoking home.... includes inside, outside on the patio's & on the boat.

*No events or parties allowed.

*The person booking the property must be staying at the property the entire duration of the booking & must be at least 30 years of age.

*The rental is for a total of 4 people. Only registered guests are allowed to stay overnight on the property unless approved, in writing, by owners. This is strictly enforced.

*Property is not childproofed & the lake is directly outside the back patio. There is no gate to protect children from water access. Feel free to contact us if you need further details.


**Renters have the use of the driveway, but the garage is not available.


*Owners maintains 'closed off' areas & cupboards which are marked & locked. We appreciate your understanding that these area's are for owners personal use only.


***Property is also available to travelers wishing to share the property with the owners. The private guest bedroom allows for 2 guests, & has its own private bathroom. Guest have access to the rest of the property, boat & clubhouse facilities. Inquiry for shared rates can be done through the VRBO communication channel. Simply inquire via this listing, & request a quote for the private room/bath in your inquiry. There is no minimum age requirement when sharing the property with the owners.***

More Details

DiAnn Bottomley & Robert Gutierrez
Member since: 2015
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 19, 2017


Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Phoenix Sky Harbor
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
The Watershed or Pier 54
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Lightrail runs East to West & to ASU & PHOENIX
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Interstates & highways: 101, 10, 202, 17, 60
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
The Watershed or Pier 54
Car: recommended

The Lakes community is centrally located to the Phoenix, Scottsdale & surrounding valley. ASU (Arizona State University), Mill Avenue & Tempe Town Lake is a short 10 minute drive or a 20 minute bike ride. The Lakes is home to many birds, turtles & fish (catch & release only). Our Villa offers quiet, safe & relaxing atmosphere with access to our private community clubhouse, large pool, spa, tennis, basketball and racquetball courts and cardio & weight room & game room. Two lakeside restaurants with outdoor patio's & a hair salon are 2 blocks from the villa.

The Villa is walking distance to many parks, shops, bike/walking paths & more. Great hiking trails & mountain bike trails are a ten minute drive from the property. Close to freeways and mass transit allows easy access to the greater Phoenix/Scottsdale area! Of course Uber & Lyft are an easy way to get around should you not want to rent a vehicle.

Some of places visitors like to go in & around greater Phoenix, Scottsdale & surrounding area -all within an hour drive or less(many are accessible via our public transportation systems):

Spring Training Stadium Ball Parks

ASU Campus

Golf-public & private

Mill Avenue

Tempe Town Lake

Tempe Beach Park

South Mountain

Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch

Saguaro Lake

Salt River Tubing

Old Town Scottsdale

Historic Districts in Phoenix

Phoenix Zoo

Phoenix Botanical Gardens

Papago Park

CamelBack Mountain

Arizona Science Center

South Mountain Park

Taliesin West(Franky Lloyd Wrights winter home)

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park

Hall of Flame Fire Museum

Heard Museum

Scottsdales 5th Ave Shopping mall

Miniature Golf


Art walks

Approximate distance from Tempe:

Tucson-2 hours by car

Bisbee: 3 hours by car

Tombstone: 2 1/2 hours by car

Arizona-Sonaora Desert Museum

Sagauaro National Park

Oak Creek Canyon

Slide Rock State Park

Grand Canyon-4 hours by car

Sedona, Flaggstaf, Jerome, Cottonwood, 2 hours by car

Wupatki National Monument

Meteor Crater

Lake Powell

Prescott-3 hours by car

We have a lot of brochures that you can look through if you are interested in some of these area's. There is just so much to do here that it is difficult to include everything for everybody.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in The Lakes, Arizona

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 153 m²
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Our preference would be that cooking of foods with strong odor's or oils (as in deep frying) be done on the Gas BBQ that has separate gas burner.
Location Type:
  • Lake View ...
  • Lakefront ...
  • Resort ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Master bath
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Bathrooms have been recently updated. The master has 2 sinks, toilet & walk-in shower. The second bathroom is just outside the 2nd bedroom door & has a single vanity, toilet & tub with shower.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Both bedrooms have queen size beds with high quality sheets, down or down alternative comforters & several pillow choices. Bedrooms are at opposite ends of the villa, so each is cozy & quiet.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Foosball
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Sauna ...
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • swimming
  • tennis
The community has beautiful parks through out, with access to other parts of the lake. Most of the homes in the community are not on the water directly & these park accesses allow them to enjoy the lake. The clubhouse also has a boat that goes out 1 Friday a month or you can rent it by the hour for a private ride around the lake & they will supply the Captain. This allows you to relax & enjoy the surrounding should you feel uncomfortable taking our boat out.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in The Lakes, Arizona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
October 2017
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
November 2017
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
4 night minimum stay
December 2017
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
January 2018
Jan 1 2018 - Jan 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
February 2018
Feb 1 2018 - Feb 28 2018
5 night minimum stay
March 2018
Mar 1 2018 - Mar 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Spring 2018
Apr 1 2018 - May 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Summer 2018
Jun 1 2018 - Jul 31 2018
4 night minimum stay
Standard pricing
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning C$218.14 + Tax
Property Damage Protection C$123.4
Tax Rate 14.07%

Weekly & monthly rates have been discounted. Cancellation Information/Policy: 100% of your payment will be refund(excluding VRBO/credit card fee's to us) if cancellation is made 60 days or more before your scheduled reservation date.
Trip insurance is available for purchased and is highly recommended if this is a concern. Please ask for further information or contact your preferred insurer. This is a NON-Smoking property(inside & out).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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